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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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4.25/5
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Duvel Belgian Golden AleDuvel Belgian Golden Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium
duvel.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Duvel is still seen as the reference among strong golden ales. Its bouquet is lively and tickles the nose with an element of citrus which even tends towards grapefruit thanks to the use of only the highest-quality hop varieties. This is also reflected in the flavour, which is beautifully balanced with a hint of spiciness. Thanks to its high CO2 content, this beer has a wonderful roundness in the mouth. A Duvel is both the perfect thirst quencher and the ideal aperitif.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#752
Reviews:
2,852
Ratings:
7,991
pDev:
11.53%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
472
Gots:
1,646
Trade:
5
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What more can be said about this fine example of a Belgian beer.
Head retention is awesome. The only thing is misleading is the smell a little musty. Just a great balance in a beer. You can drink it all year round. Nice to warm up with or even a great summer beer. I gotta get back to my DUVEL ; ))

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 330 ml bottle with a best before date of "01 2014" into a Duvel tulip glass.

A: This is a very refreshing looking beer! A hazy pale wheat color with a beautiful white creamy head that forms a plateau as the carbonation bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass to the head. The head is very firm compared to most, I can push down on it like a soft marshmallow.

S: A clean fruity smell here, reminiscent of apples. Faint, but this smells appealing.

T: Very clean taste throughout. I'm picking up light fruit notes, lemon with apples and a nice cloves spice finish.

M: Medium bodied with light fizzy carbonation.

O: I enjoy this a lot, it has a very clean inoffensive flavor that will appeal to even the biggest beer hater. Picking this up for $15, which includes 4 330 ml Duvel's and a Duvel tulip glass, makes this a 5 overall, hard to beat that bargain.

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Wish I had a Duvel tulip to pour this into. Improvised with a rounded mason-style jar. Took my time pouring this, as per the directions on the bottle (“pour unhurriedly”). Best before 03 2014, so I’m tasting this one young.

This appears a light clear golden-yellow with a tremendous amount of billowy foam. Estery aroma, very floral with some clove, some coriander, a sprinkle of banana (I realize this is starting to sound like a hefe description!) with an underlying sweetness to it. Tastes full of yeasty, estery flavor. Springtime fruits and flowers in bloom, a light clove dusting, some crushed coriander Lightly bodied and effervescent. The 8.5% is apparent especially on the finish. I’d love to see how this develops over a few years.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,991 ratings
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